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farewell to stromness; guitar

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Published on Dec 5, 2007

The remote and beautiful town of Stromness is on Mainland, the largest island of the Orkneys, lying off the north coast of Scotland.

Farewell to Stromness is a piano interlude from The Yellow Cake Revue, by Peter Maxwell Davies, which protested against the economically adverse affect of uranium mining in the Orkneys, and was first performed at the St. Magnus Festival, Orkney in 1980. The music inspired Timothy Walker present at the Revue to transcribe Farewell to Stromness for solo guitar, which he performed two days later in Kirkwall Cathedral, Orkney, as part of the same Festival.

The guitarist on this video is Graham Anthony Devine, whose website is http://grahamdevine.com , and this track comes from his album British Guitar Music on the Naxos label, reference 8.557040, which can be bought from following this link to Naxos: http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/

The music is published by Boosey & Hawkes and may be purchased from their website http://www.boosey.com/
Product Code: 006430U
ISMN reference M060065323.

The images, modified for this video, are by Doug Houghton, photographer, and these and very many other photographs of the Orkneys may been seen on his website http://www.doughoughton.com .

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